Nothing is more relaxing than getting a massage from the comforts of your home. However, everyone has their preconceived notions about how in-home massages work. So to debunk some of the common myths about in-home massages and to help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of some of the things you should know before getting an in-home massage:

Preparing for an in-home massage

Shower Beforehand

Before your massage therapist arrives, it’s always courteous to take a shower. This is especially true if you’ve become sweaty immediately before your therapist arrives. If you have limited time, you can wipe parts of your body with a facecloth, warm water, and soap. 

You Need Enough Space for the Massage Table

Although there isn’t a specific room where you need to let your massage therapist set up, it’s important to keep in mind that a room needs to be big enough to accommodate a massage table, you, and your massage therapist. A room that is at least 8 feet by 10 inches is ideal — a room that is at least 10 feet by 20 feet is best. 

Set Up

We will bring the massage table, sheets, padding, blankets, pillows, lotions, cleaning supplies, and music. We also bring the required massage equipment for specialty massages. Additionally, we will need some type of table to set up our supplies/equipment. We also require electrical outlets to plug in our tools and a chair to sit on. If there are stairs, we would appreciate assistance carrying the massage table.

You Don’t Have to Put Pets Away 

Most massage therapists don’t mind pets being around and will work around them. However, if you believe that your pet will take away from your experience, it may be best to put them in a room with a closed-door until the end of the session. In order to have a relaxing massage, we also recommend you turn your phone off and instruct children not to interrupt.

You Don’t Have to Give Your Therapist Anything to Eat or Drink

It’s polite to offer your massage therapist a glass of water before the session, but it’s not a requirement. You may want to have some water with you during your session since massages can be dehydrating. 

You Don’t Get Undressed In Front of the Therapist

After your massage therapist has arrived and set up, they will excuse themselves to the bathroom to wash their hands and prepare for the session. You’ll never be completely naked in front of the therapist. You will be draped throughout the entire massage. 

Ready for an In-Home Massage?

Spotswood Trail offers relaxing, therapeutic in-home massages. Choose from dozens of massage modalities from the comfort of your home. Now is the perfect time to receive professional massage services in Virginia. Call us now to schedule your appointment.